Minister warns of dangerous toys from internethandler

Danish safety technology authority has tested 22 products from the platforms outside the EU. 21 of the products had dangerous error. Popular commerce pages on

Minister warns of dangerous toys from internethandler

Danish safety technology authority has tested 22 products from the platforms outside the EU. 21 of the products had dangerous error.

Popular commerce pages on the internet as Wish, Amazon, eBay and Aliexpress is known for selling cheap products from the platforms outside the EU.

In a new control from the Danish safety technology authority, it turns out that a large part of the products from the platforms can also be dangerous.

the Danish safety technology authority has tested 16 pieces toys and children's products, as well as six elprodukter from the websites. 21 of the products had serious flaws.

the Result of the verification is "creepy", considers minister of trade Simon Kollerup (S), which directs a sharp criticism of the platforms.

- It means specifically that the children can be nipped in the toy, and that products such as mobile phone chargers causes and the christmas lights from can provide the shock or catch fire.

- As a consumer, and, not least, as a father, it is something that gives me pain in the stomach, says trade and industry minister Simon Kollerup.

Out of the six elprodukter were all dangerous, while the five posed a serious risk, assessed the Danish safety technology authority. Out of 16 pieces toys and products for children was 15 dangerous.

According to head of division at Danish safety technology authority, Lone Brose, it is the responsibility of companies to ensure its products. Consumers themselves can also do something.

- It is important that consumers use their critical faculties and is considering whether an offer is too good to be true, she says.

the Danish safety technology authority will turn to the platforms and ask them to remove the dangerous products that have been tested, says head also.

business affairs informs that the government next year will put forward a legislative proposal on better control and increased strafmuligheder to internethandler.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 29 November 2019, 07:00

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